What Is It? game 215



It's time for our collaboration with the always amusing What Is It? Blog. Put on your thinking cap and figure out what the pictured items are -or just make up something ridiculous!

Place your guess in the comment section below. One guess per comment, please, though you can enter as many guesses as you'd like in separate comments. Post no URLs or weblinks, as doing so will forfeit your entry. Two winners: the first correct guess and the funniest (albeit ultimately wrong) guess will win T-shirt from the NeatoShop.

Please write your T-shirt selection alongside your guess. If you don't include a selection, you forfeit the prize, okay? May we suggest the Science T-Shirt, Funny T-Shirt and Artist-Designed T-Shirts?

For more clues, check out the What Is It? Blog. Good luck!

Update: the objects are long-knives for use in cockfights; they were attached to the legs of battle cocks. Craig Clayton was the first with the correct answer, and wins a t-shirt from the NeatoShop! The prize for the funniest answer goes to Steve Pauk, who declared they are Edward Scissorhands' nail clippings!Find out what all this week's mystery items are at the What Is It? blog. And thanks for playing along!

The first generation of scissors from the Renaissance. They came in 2 pieces and had to be used with both hands.

Even today, we still refer to one scissor as "a pair of scissors".

("Bad Chewie" shirt please._
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Threshing blades accidentally dropped by the Grim Reaper.

I would like a 2XX sized ‘Discombobulate – How Many Daleks Does It Take To Change a Light Bulb?’ t-shirt in charcoal.
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Back in his rebellious teenage years, the Grim Reaper wanted something "more bad-ass" than a plain old scythe. And thus; these were born!

No prize, just like sharing my knowledge.
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Original Gillette M3 rasor blades, designed to give you a close shave and gently massage your brain. The design was eventually reconsidered,after a few test runs...

Neotorama XL, grey
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In Victorian England the wealthy upper classes really loved socialising. One day a dinner party to introduce your daughter to nobility and gentry of a marriagable age. The next night a debauched soiree celebrating the genius and rebellion of the pre-raphaelites, or whichever of the artists was curently not passed out under the table.
The problem was this - How to reach your destination, through the narrow, sewerage sticky streets without (and I shudder) touching a poor person. Sometimes the brief journey from your carriage to the desirable door was even enough time for a grubby little woman or disgusting raggedy child to brush against your carefully laundered garments.
Being the age of innovation a very fine gentleman came up with these 'Spacial preservation devices'
The loop of metal fits around the ear of the wearer with the prongs facing upwards inside his top hat. This ensures that the device stays securely attached to his head and that no undesirables will venture too close. Huzzah!
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I'm completely guessing.

Old portable gun stands. The spike goes into the ground, and the U shape at top is for leaning your rifle against. Possibly so that you can keep your weapon loaded without being in danger of dirt and gunk getting into the firing mechanisms?

What happens at Grandma's L blue.
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These are surrealist flamingos. Just stick them in the ground to enhance your landscaping.

Brainier than the average bear XXL natural
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Coswell Spurs, for riding wolly mammoths. When I was young, after the glaciers receded, we'd all gather together and have a mammoth rodeo. I laugh at these so called 'cowboys' and their 10 seconds on a bull. After we 'broke' the mammoth, we'd have a big barbeque, if you know what I mean. If we didn't 'break' the mammoth, well, there would be no need for the barbeque.

Guns don't kill people, dads with daughters kill people. White, XL
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Respectfully submitted for your edification:

Each of these is a prototype of a cutting tool invented by Jebediah Scissor. Jebediah tried to market it for cutting paper and textiles, but it failed miserably. His son, Obadiah Scissor, had a stroke of genius and joined two of them together using a rivet as a pivot point, and the rest is history.

Request Denied t-shirt, large
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A spade to drive into the ground to help support the growth of plants, especially tendril-like species.

Schroedinger Cat Trap, Chocolate, Medium.
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Lawn-cutting sturrups for road crews. Before mechanical lawn mowers, operators would ride horses at full gallop with these on the shoulders and medians of roads.

Unpredictable swing voter, small natural
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Nothing Peta would like to see...

A set of knives to be attached to the feet of roosters for a cock fight...

I (Blood Splatter) Zombies 2xl military green
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